Virtual Web Hosting Services
David Guthrie dguthrie at technocom.co.uk
Sat Nov 18 15:09:00 CET 1995
Daniel, We strongly support Peter Galbavy's position on web hosting services and that using a single ip address is not bad! The Internet's growth and success have made it crucial for any good sized company to have a presence on the Web. The alternatives are usually to install a leased line, router and web server which would usually take up a much larger subnet or even a full class C address or to use a web hosting service of some sort that uses only a single ip address for an entire company. This is clearly much more efficient that each Web site using a larger address space assignment and thereby placing greater strain on the diminishing address pool. Large companies have lots of budget and if they can't get the lower cost shared web server solution, they will opt for the higher solution. Our experience is that they will not tolerate the www.provider.xx/~yourco sort of addressing convention. Great, however for individuals. Birds of a feather like to fly together. Most of the big birds have their own www.yourco.xx registations and now the smaller ones now want the same sort of presentation. The designers of http should perhaps have thought this out or get thinking about a solution. In the meantime the rest of us have to find a way to make it work the most efficiently. Regards David Guthrie, Technocom plc, U.K.
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